Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Billionaire Bonanza


2,755 billionaires are worth a combined $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion last year.

“The very, very rich got very, very richer,” said Forbes’ Chief Content Officer Randall Lane.

The 724 U.S. billionaires have a collective net worth of $4.4 trillion—up $1.5 trillion from last year—led by the richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos, and his $177 billion fortune.

China’s billionaires are $1.3 trillion richer than last year, with a collective net worth of $2.5 trillion. 

The wealth of Europe’s billionaires has risen to hit $3 trillion. As a group they are $1 trillion richer than a year ago, suggesting that for the hyper wealthy, the pandemic year has been lucrative. 

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